Office of Continuing and Distance Education

Lincoln Building
120 North Lincoln Street
Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

continuinged@kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-3100
Fax: 330-672-2079

Office of Continuing and Distance Education Directory

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Fall 2014 Education Workshops

Workshops marked > are approved or are pending approval for continuing education contact hours from the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board (RCS029601). Each workshop credit hour is equal to 15 contact hours. Workshops marked * are approved for Ohio School Psychologist Association (14-09-21) Mandatory Continuing Education credit.

Mouse Icon  Denotes an online workshop. Please note: All online courses and workshops have an additional distance learning fee of $10 per credit hour.

To register for a workshop, visit the Credit Registration Information page. 

Mouse Icon Adobe Acrobat PDF Basics: An Overview of PDF Files as a Tool
Communicating effectively and efficiently with audiences, peers and employers is crucial in a society that is moving at a rapid pace. An effective, easy tool for communicating electronically is a PDF file. This Adobe Acrobat workshop is designed to equip the beginner or novice user with the skills needed to downsize and convert Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. You will also be able to e-mail and create secure passwords for each PDF file. 

ONLINE; Sept. 1 - 26
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 22685
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 22686
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES

Children of Incarcerated Parents:  What Educators Need to Know
More than 1.5 million children have at least one parent in prison or jail.  This workshop explores the impact parental incarceration has on children in the urban public school system and dispels the myths of the criminal justice system.  Teachers will share their experiences and learn intervention techniques that foster positive outcomes in teaching children of incarcerated parents.

S, Nov. 8 & 15
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
HDFS 41093, CRN # 22722
1 graduate credit hour, $475
HDFS 51093, CRN # 22723
Parking, $6
Jimmy Tyree, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon China Today I: Culture and Land
This workshop will provide an introduction to the enduring culture of China.  The contents include a wide variety of topics ranging from Chinese high culture to folk culture.  Participants will gain a general understanding of the highlights of Chinese art, philosophy, language and science, as well as what Chinese culture has offered the world.  Upon completion, workshop participants will be able to utilize information and resources related to teaching practice, business settings and life situations.

ONLINE; Oct. 6 - 25
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
CULT 40093, CRN # 22703
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CULT 50093, CRN # 22704
Xiaoqi Yu, instructor, FLA

Mouse Icon Classroom Management: Addressing All Students' Behavioral Needs
This workshop is designed to help school personnel better address the behavior needs of all students, with and without disabilities.

ONLINE; Oct. 1 –Nov. 5
3 graduate credit hours, $1425
SPED 50093, CRN # 22698
Andrew Wiley, instructor, LDES
Brian Barber, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Designing Web Sites: An Overview
The World Wide Web is used extensively in educational and business settings as a means of presenting original information. The variety and availability of programs for web design have increased; however, it is important to first learn basic Web designing principles and skills. This workshop provides skills in organizing and writing information for the Web, structuring a site, enhancing site usability and evaluating one's efforts.  Participates will create a blueprint of a website in this workshop that will assist in the future creation of the website. This workshop is independent of and does not teach specific software and other technologies used in building the site.

ONLINE; Oct. 6- 31
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
ITEC 40093, CRN # 22707
1 graduate credit hour, $475
ITEC 50093, CRN # 22708
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Developing Web Sites with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver is one of the most highly-rated visual Web site development tools. It provides users with powerful tools to lay out pages, develop, and maintain Web sites and add a wide variety of sophisticated Web features. Dreamweaver is extensible, modular and is intended to meet the development needs of all Web developers, from beginners to experts. The focus of this workshop is to learn the essential operations and controls of Dreamweaver and begin to understand fundamental coding strategies behind the scenes, driving modern web development. Student projects aim to implement real-world strategies for authoring flexible and highly accessible websites using XHTML and CSS. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COMPLEX PROGRAM. STRONG COMPUTER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED.

ONLINE; Sept. 22 – Oct. 17
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 22692
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 22693
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Effective Online Teaching
Are you currently teaching an online course, or would like to know more about effective online teaching?  If you're unsure on how you can successfully transition your teaching online, or how you can have a positive experience as an online instructor, then this course is for you!  This intensive, four-week workshop will help you understand why the online environment is different from the face-t-face classroom, and how to make good pedagogical choices for online teaching.  In this workshop, you will learn effective online teaching strategies and methods, based on best practices and research, and also explore other topics such as instructor role, teaching presence, active learning and creating an online learning community.  Please note that this course is not about designing an online course, using a specific LMS, or using particular educational technology tools.  While we will talk about technology and tools available for online courses, the focus is on the pedagogy of online teaching.

ONLINE; August 25 –Sept 19
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN:  22873
Bethany Simunich, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Family History for Teachers, Counselors and Social Workers
Family history research can be used in K-12 and university classrooms, counseling and social work settings, and various other health and human services.  This online workshop will allow participants the time and resources necessary to research their own family histories, will teach the academic and affective benefits of using genealogy, and will offer practical examples of implementation with children and adults that align with content standards in social studies, language arts, science, technology, and counseling.  Family history can provide authentic opportunities for developing research skills and incredible motivation for reluctant learners.

ONLINE; Oct. 6 - 31
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
CI 40093, CRN # 22710
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CI 50093, CRN # 22711
Kathryn Knapp, instructor, TLC

Mouse Icon Grant Writing
Learn basic grant writing skills, including proposal development, acquisition and management. Review strategies for developing successful grants. 

ONLINE; Sept. 22 – Oct. 20
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
EDAD 40093, CRN # 22694
2 graduate credit hours, $950
EDAD 50093, CRN # 22695
Diana VanWinkle, instructor, FLA

Mouse Icon Intercultural Business Practice: Getting Along with Chinese
It is wisdom to know others and there is no business like Sino-business.  The economic tie between China and the U.S. is rapidly growing.  Doing business effectively in China requires a practical knowledge of the culture and people of China.  For instance, a comprehensive understanding of the power structure of Chinese society will be essential in making business negotiation strategies.  This workshop is designed to provide practical and informative insights of Chinese culture and social mores for a better intercultural business practice and communication.

ONLINE; Oct. 27 – Nov. 8
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CULT 40093, CRN # 22745
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CULT 50093, CRN # 22746
Xiaoqi Yu, instructor, FLA

Mouse Icon > Managing and Negotiating Conflict in Your Personal and Professional Life: A Workshop for Educators, Counselors and Social Workers
Learn effective classroom management strategies that lead to improved classroom instruction and academic achievement.  The instructor will focus on helping participants feel successful in the classroom as they create a classroom environment where the teacher can teach and the students can learn without the distraction of disruptive students.  

ONLINE; Nov 4 – Dec 7
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CHDS 50093, CRN # 22721
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Microsoft Excel-I ® 
Through hands-on instruction, learn how to use Microsoft Excel® to create basic spreadsheets. You will also be given a chance to see some of Excel's® other features such as charting and list management. 

ONLINE; Oct. 13 – Nov. 8
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 22713
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 22714
Phillip Nelson, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Microsoft Excel- II ®
Are you ready to Excelerate your skills?  Then this workshop may be just what you are looking for.  You will learn about a host of additional functions that Excel® has to offer: logical functions such as IF, AND, and OR, lookup functions such as HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP, information functions like CELL, ISERROR, and TYPE, and more.  You will learn how to imbed or nest functions and even how to create your own custom functions.  You will be introduced to VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) through macro recording, playback and basic macro management.

ONLINE; Nov. 10 – Dec. 6
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 22724
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 22725
Phillip Nelson, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Photoshop® I
Focus on the fundamental operations and controls of Photoshop. The workshop will feature lectures, demonstrations and tutorial lessons from the text.  

Please specify which session you would like to attend.

(A) ONLINE; Oct. 27 - Nov. 21
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 22717
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 22718
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES

(B) ONLINE; Dec. 30 - Jan. 28
(Go to spring 2015 to register.  Grades not
available until the end of term, spring 2015)
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # see spring 2015
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # see spring 2015
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Response to Intervention: A Promising Practice for Identifying and Helping Struggling Learners
Participants will obtain a solid understanding of the logic behind RTI, how RTI is implemented in schools, and how RTI can be used to identify students who have learning disabilities.

ONLINE; Nov. 3 - 29
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
SPED 40093, CRN # 22719
2 graduate credit hours, $950
SPED 50093, CRN # 22720
Andrew Wiley, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Social Networking for Educators
Social networking has become a common means of communication among students and faculty alike.  The purpose of this workshop is to teach the fundamentals of social networking and the impact it has on education.  This online workshop will help participants: identify various social networking tools to use as teaching aids, recognize ways in which social networking can enhance teaching and learning, and identify the pros and cons of social networking.

ONLINE; Oct. 6 - 26
2 undergraduate credit hour, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 22705
2 graduate credit hour, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 22706
Julee Henry, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Teen Dating in the 21st Century: The Impact of Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex
This workshop is designed to provide parents, students, and professionals the skills and tools to work with teenagers who are involved in dating.  Teenage dating has evolved during the 21st century to a point that teens as young as twelve and thirteen are now dating and engaging in sexual activities, as well as the use of drugs and alcohol.  It is conceivable that today's youth are engaging in these adult-like activities without the maturity or knowledge of how to protect themselves from harm.  It is paramount that parents and professionals learn what is needed to assist teens in making good decisions and being safe in today's society.  Those who understand and provide appropriate guidance can make a difference in teenagersbeing safe or being harmed by others, or by situations in which they are vulnerable.  

ONLINE; Sept. 2 - 27
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 22687
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 22688
Sandra Miller-Jones, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon Time Management
For teachers and students alike, planning, priority setting, scheduling, project management and decision-making are important skills that can be applied both in school and in one's personal life. Attend this workshop and learn how time management can enhance all aspects of your life.

ONLINE; Sept. 22 – Oct. 10
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CI 40093, CRN # 22690
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CI 50093, CRN # 22691
Christine Perrow, instructor, TLC

**NEW** > Understanding and Reducing Stress
What "stresses you out?" Would you like to reduce the stress in your life? Come join us as we explore various aspects of stress in our modern society, the effects of stress, and various ways to reduce stress and improve health, learning, and ability to function effectively.

ONLINE: Sept 6  -13

1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 22874
Lisbeth Justice, instructor, LDES

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Understanding and Working with Difficult Children
This workshop is designed to provide individuals who are working with children, or plan on working with children, pertinent information regarding recognizing and understanding behavior problems in children.  Not all children with behavior problems will display identical difficulties.  Eclectic approaches are needed to address specific behavior issues.  Workshop participants will be educated on the diversity of problems and children.  Referrals and assessment needs will be discussed.

ONLINE; Sept. 29- Oct. 25
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 22696
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 22697
Sandra Miller-Jones, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon >Understanding Power and Control in Interpersonal Relationships: A Course for Educators, Counselors and Social Workers
This course has been developed for professionals to enhance their ability to recognize power inequalities and the effects of coercion and force in the context of trust-based relationships. The effects of trauma and disassociated coercion in battering relationships, domestic violence, and child abuse will be explored, as well as models of collaborative and balanced power in interpersonal relationships. Participants will be provided with information designed to enable them to develop individualized screening and assessment plans.

ONLINE; Sept. 2 – Oct. 5
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CHDS 50093, CRN # 22689
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

What Are You Looking At?
"What are you looking at?" is a workshop that is designed to foster discussion about what factors contribute to our sense of self, self-esteem, values and lifestyle. Participants will be challenged to investigate various forms of media and communication and think critically about the impact these have on our society, particularly young adults. Individuals working with young adults and teens may find this workshop of value as it may increase awareness on cultural messages this population is unable to escape.

S, Oct. 4 & 11
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 22699
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 22702
Parking, $6
Joanna Cline, instructor, LDES

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